Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: OCEANUS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Dr. Charles Greene
    Affiliation:
Cornell University
    Address:
Dept. of Geological Sciences
Snee Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
    Phone:
607-255-5449
    Email:
chg2@cornell.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:1 Dec. 1998
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
Arrival port & date:13 Dec. 1998
Op area:Gulf of Maine
Lat/Lon:
Depth range:300 meters
    Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country?
    Which country?
    Are visas or special travel documents required?

Funding agency:
      NSF
      NOAA
Specify:

Grant or contract number:

    Science objectives/activities planned:
GLOBEC process cruise/autumn conditions.
1. Conduct broad-scale surveys to map the spatial distribution of Calanus finmarchicus and its major invertebrate predators in the deep basins of the Gulf of Maine.
2. Collect MOCNESS samples of Calanus finmarchicus for molecular studies of its diapause physiology and population genetics.
3. Conduct broad-scale surveys to map the spatial distribution of bio-optical properties in the Gulf of Maine.
4. BIOMAPPER tows, CTD stations/MOC-1 net tows

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
Fume Hood
Refrigerator
Deionized Water SystemChest Freezer

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise?

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:

Do you need Seabeam? (AT and KN only) No

Long baseline (LBL) transponder navigation? No. of xpndrs/nets:
Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation?
Doppler/GPS navigation?

Will you be using portable science vans? Yes How many: 1


Science Van #1
Science Van #2
Science Van #3
    Type/size
BIOMAPPER Van
    Location
01-Deck aft
    Water
    Power

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instruments(s)
Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
.322 EM cable
CTD,
    Steel hydro
    Steel trawl
    .681" fiber optic
    Do you require slip rings?
YesNumber of conductors:
    Do you need non-standard wire?
If so, what type?
    Do you need a traction winch?
Will you be bringing any equipment (winches, blocks, etc.) that lowers equipment over the side?

If yes, please provide details:
Will there be special requirements for:

    Electrical power
    Equipment handling
Yes
    Inter/intraship communications
    Science stowage

If yes to any of the above, please identify: BIOMAPPER and portable A-frame

Will any of the following items be used on board?

    Explosive devices
No
    Portable air compressors
No
    Flammable gases
No
    Radioisotopes
No
    Isotope van
No

Will hazardous material be used aboard, or deployed by an ROV? Yes

What measures or plans have been made a) in the event of a spill, and b) for the removal and/or disposal of these materials at the completion of the cruise?


Vehicle equipment required:Check one or both:
Major water samplers
Large capacity slurp samplers
Small capacity slurp samplers
Bio collection boxes
Push corers
Scoop nets
High temperature probe
Low temperature probe
Heat flow probe
Magnetometer
Portable CTD
Digital Still Camera
Search Sonar
Profiling Sonar
Rock Drill (Jason only)
Video Duplication (Jason)
Elevators
    Other vehicle-related equipment (list):
    Science equipment to be installed on vehicle:
    Electronic equipment used in the ALVIN personnel sphere:
    Other comments and information:
Date Submitted: 11/16/98 03:46 PM